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Biomimetic Landscapes Workshop in Mexico

Biomimetic Landscapes is the third module of DAFD, the Program of Advanced Design and Digital Fabrication in the southeast of Mexico. In this Workshop, participants will replicate natural patters in the digital environment with Rhinoceros and Grasshopper, in orden to create tridimensional patterns. They will also learn how to use digital fabrication tools such as a CNC milling machine to make molds and materialize their designs. 

The HubLab 60A x 37D #355 Águilas de Chuburná
Bodega 5 
Junto al Conservatorio de Danza de Yucatán 
Mérida, Yucatán | México

September 23 and 24, 2017

9:00 am - 6:00 pm 
(plus free week hours to spend in the fab lab making the molds)

$2,800.00 mxn

Register here!

For additional information please contact Alejandra Díaz de León Lastras.

What is a RhinoFabStudio? RhinoFabStudio (fabrication studio) is a small-scale digital workshop, certified by McNeel, with an array of Rhino and Rhino compatible software and computer-controlled tools and training. These tools cover the various leading-edge industrial methods and materials needed to design, analyze, and fabricate almost anything.

Posted on 22 September 2017 | 8:08 am

food4Rhino reaches 2 Million downloads!

food4Rhino reached recently 2 million downloads!

We want to thank all the developers that contribute with their Rhino plug-ins, Grasshopper add-ons and scripts, and of course also to all food4Rhino members. 

On our side, we continue improving the platform and as always your feedback is welcome!

Check the latest apps now for Meshing, Virtual Reality, Structural Analysis, CFD, Multi-objective Optimization, Rendering, Marine Design, AEC and much more! 

Posted on 21 September 2017 | 11:06 am

Webinar: Rhino and RhinoCAM (in Spanish)

icreatia has organized a Rhino and RhinoCAM 2017 free webinar (in Spanish), September 28 at 5pm.

Learn different strategies on how to mill your 3D models directly in Rhino!

Details and registration (in Spanish)... 

Posted on 21 September 2017 | 9:33 am

Car Render Challenge by HUM3D

It's time for the fourth annual Hum3D competition for the best car rendering! 

It is the largest awards event for the car 3D modeling and visualization industry.

Everything is as usual: You have to create a car 3D model, put it into a 3D environment, and make a beautiful rendering. There are no limits for your creative ideas: you can choose any automobile you like whether it is racing or imaginary vehicle. 

Hum3D invites all Rhino artists to participate. Details here!

Posted on 21 September 2017 | 9:26 am

Webinar: Engineering Simulation with Rhino and SimScale

McNeel Europe and SimScale have joined forces to develop a free online workshop about the application of engineering simulation dedicated for Rhino users.

Participants will receive a hands-on, interactive introduction to the fundamentals of engineering simulation. Learn:
  • How to combine Rhino with the free, cloud-based SimScale platform to improve the performance of your designs. 
  • How to prepare your Rhino model for simulation.
  • How engineers and designers can speed up the development of products using simulation.
  • How SimScale enables everyone with a web browser to run sophisticated simulations for free.
The workshop consists of two webinar sessions, which you can attend independently:
  • Introduction to Fluid Flow Simulation, September 27, 6 PM CEST 
  • Introduction to Solid Mechanics Simulation, October 2, 6 PM CEST 
Register now at https://www.simscale.com/rhino/

Note: We send a recording of the webinar to all registrants, so it does not hurt to sign up even if you cannot attend.

Posted on 21 September 2017 | 9:19 am

RebusFarm for Rhino

RebusFarm aims to fulfill the growing need of rendering power in the field of 3D-animation. RebusFarm supports a wide range of 3D applications, including the host applications, as well as secondary rendering applications. Furthermore, RebusFarm's target is to offer the largest possible rendering capacity at the most affordable price, while maintaining service-oriented contact to the customer.

Recently RebusFarm released a plug-in for Rhino. Check the details here...

Posted on 21 September 2017 | 9:13 am

Warka Water

Award-winning Warka Water, by architect Arturo Vittori from Architecture and Vision, is now raising a new crowdfunding campaign to build a Warka Tower in Haiti.

Warka Tower is an environmentally, socially, and financially sustainable water source for rural populations who face challenges in accessing drinkable water. The tall structure is designed to harvest potable water from the atmosphere. It collects rain and also harvests fog and dew. The air always contains a certain amount of water, depending on the local atmospheric conditions—temperature and humidity—making it possible to get water from air almost anywhere in the world.

Warka Water was fully developed with Rhino and Grasshopper.

More information...

Posted on 21 September 2017 | 4:19 am

Job Opening at Amazon Go: Senior Store Prototyping Designer

Amazon Go is looking for a Senior Store Prototyping Designer

As a Store Prototyping Designer for Amazon Go, you devise brilliant methods of testing concepts through creative prototyping techniques. As part of this team, you develop mockups and prototypes to effectively communicate and test design concepts, interactions, and construction methods. You work in close collaboration with industrial designers, store experience designers, product managers, and cross-functional technology partners. You craft interactive physical design solutions that incorporate all the design details that matter most to Amazon Go customers, store associates, and technologists and produce them at the right fidelity. You build in new ideas, technologies, and ingenious ways for customers to interact with your prototypes. You’ll be hands-on at every step of the prototyping process, shepherding ideas from the design concept phase through mockups, piloting, production, delivery, and ongoing iteration.


  • Take designs from concepts to technical modeling in the appropriate software, through to completed prototypes.
  • Ensure that customer and store associate needs, along with design, construction, and technology requirements, are accounted for in your designs.
  • Work with design, research, and testing teams to weave new insights from prototypes into final, production-ready designs.
  • Lead and collaborate with prototype suppliers to achieve high standards for design integrity, engineering quality, and efficiency.
  • Participate in cross-functional strategy, timing, and process decisions.


  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Industrial Design, Technical Design, or a related advanced production design field with 5+ years of working experience.
  • Design, technical knowledge, and working experience related to all phases of the development process including ideation, prototyping, testing, manufacturing, and assembly.
  • High level of skill producing, interpreting, and working with technical drawings and operating industry-standard drafting and design tools.
  • Experience working directly with suppliers in the development and prototyping of store designs or related physical customer experiential environments, as well as leading prototyping and fabrication vendors. Highly creative, self-motivated, and enjoy independently running multiple parallel-path projects.


Posted on 20 September 2017 | 11:13 am

HAL Robotics Framework 1.0: Beta Announcement

Announcing: The HAL Robotics released their 1.0 beta version of the Core feature-set and the Grasshopper client application

The Hall Robotics Framework provides powerful tools to model, program, simulate, and control industrial machinery directly from McNeel products.
Users that download the 1.0 beta will be able to test and break work-in-progress versions of:
  • Accurate real-time simulation 
  • Trajectory diagnosis including detection of out-of-reach and singular positions
  • Motions specified in Cartesian or joint spaces
  • Simulation of blended motions
  • Online preset catalogs accessible from within Grasshopper, of robots, tools and controllers ready to drop into your scripts
  • Program translation to ABB RAPID, KUKA KRL, or Universal Robots URScript
  • Lightweight installer which allows you to add, remove, and update extensions to the framework with ease
  • Cloud-based licenses to share between your own computers or your whole organization
  • User interface adapting to the level of control you need

Getting started...
More information...

Posted on 20 September 2017 | 5:47 am

Master’s Degree in Advanced Infographics at Universidad Politécnica Madrid

The Master’s Degree in Advanced Infographics is a postgraduate professional program at the convergence of technology, architecture, art, and design presented by Universidad Politécnica de Madrid.

Its academic structure offers advanced training in the technical skills to recast the boundaries of these disciplines while fostering critical thought in the context of design speculation.

This course is geared to qualified architects, engineers, artists, or designers who have completed their bachelor´s degree or equal level certificate. The program is in English.

If you are interested in applying to MIAU or to any of the separate modules, please send us a hey! to hey@miauhaus.org

The application period for 2017-2018 is still open!

Complete info...

Posted on 20 September 2017 | 4:01 am

Conference in Digital Fabrication for Furniture Industry in Colombia

The Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana's (UPB's) RhinoFabStudio and Rhino3D Colombia invite you to participate in the Digital Fabrication for Furniture Industry Conference.

Please join Iván González and Jorge Victoria, designers at Wood Tech Company, who will share their experiences of digital manufacturing with wood products with the use of CAD and CAM software. 


September 19, 2017

10 am - 12 pm

Auditorio Ignacio Vieira in UPB Colombia

For more information, please contact Andres Franco by email: 

What is a RhinoFabStudio? RhinoFabStudio (fabrication studio) is a small-scale digital workshop, certified by McNeel, with an array of Rhino and Rhino compatible software and computer controlled tools and training. These tools cover the various leading-edge industrial methods and materials needed to design, analyze, and fabricate almost anything.

Posted on 18 September 2017 | 8:41 am

New Course: Rhino in Architecture, Seattle

Introduction to Rhino in Architecture
October 24-27, 2017

Robert McNeel & Associates - Seattle

Join us for our first Rhino in Architecture workshop! We have the honor of Francesc Salla, Architect and VisualARQ Product Manager at Asuni Barcelona joining the class as a guest instructor.

In this comprehensive 4-day workshop you'll learn to create 3D Rhino models of a variety of architectural projects. You will learn basic techniques to develop and modify architectural elements (like walls, doors, windows, roofs, and stairs) from precise plans. Models will be rendered and set up in Layouts for presentations. Generating 2D plans, sections, and elevations from the 3D model will also be covered.

Sign up today! Seats are limited.


  • Modeling Architecture elements like walls, doors, windows, roofs, mullions, decks, stairs.
  • Adding Details and entourages like furniture, lights, curtains and organic shapes like pillows.
  • Creating the reusable blocks/context.
  • Parametrize your design with Grasshopper
  • Rendering: Lighting, Materials Texture Mapping
  • Rendering Engines: Rhino Render and Flamingo
  • Landscape with Flamingo and Lands
  • Integrating flexible BIM feature to Rhino with VisualARQ
  • Creating Patterns with PanelingTools.
  • Present your designs with screen capturing, rendering, and layouts
  • Additional topics: Terrain with Lands, Rhino to Google Earth, Rhino to VR, Solar Analysis
Target Audience:
  • This workshop is for professionals working in architecture, digital fabrication, and other building related fields, as well as students in these fields.
  • This workshop will build on your existing Rhino modeling experience, and apply it to generating architectural content.
  • This workshop introduces these Rhino plug-ins for architecture: Flamingo nXt, PanelingTools, VisualARQ, LANDS, VR and SolarAnalysis and other advanced Rhino commands like Layouts, Blocks and SolidTools.
  • Rhinoceros Level 1 or equivalent. We will assume the student can efficiently navigate the Rhino application and model, create curves surface and solids. Edit curves, surface and solids.
  • Having some familiarity with dimensions, text, and layouts will be beneficial.

Posted on 14 September 2017 | 11:31 am

Registration now open for DIVA Day - Berkeley, California

DIVA Day 2017
Friday, October 27

Registration for DIVA Day 2017 is now open.

DIVA Day is an annual symposium on environmental analysis tools used in design practice, research, and architectural education. This year's symposium is hosted by the Center for the Built Environment at the University of California Berkeley.  

The 2017 symposium is concentrating on the science, modeling, and design application of circadian/healthy lighting. They are introducing Solemma's new product, ALFA - Adaptive Lighting for Alertness, a new circadian lighting design software for architects and lighting professionals.

Some of the confirmed speakers for DIVA Day are:

  • Steven Lockley, Harvard Medical School
  • Susan Ubbelohde, UC Berkeley and Loisos + Ubbelohe
  • Mehlika Inanici, University of Washington
  • Dan Weissman, Lam Partners
  • Nathaniel Jones, Arup
  • Jon Sargent, Solemma

As in previous years, DIVA Day will hold a student competition. Show how you are using DIVA for Rhino and win a $1500 stipend for travel to DIVA Day. The deadline is October 6th.

DIVA Day web site....

Posted on 14 September 2017 | 10:32 am

New Online Courses with ThinkParametic

Creating Interfaces for Data Visualization with Human UI for Grasshopper
In this course, you´ll learn how to create interactive interfaces from your Grasshopper definitions with the Human UI plug-in, to allow you to display your information clearly and also enhance the participation of the design process with people that might not be familiar with parametric modeling techniques. Register here.

Anemone 101 - Using Loops in Grasshopper
Learn about the Anemone plug-in for Grasshopper which enables you to create loops within Grasshopper definitions.

Besides the technical aspects of the plug-in of how to properly set up loops, this course will cover topics like object-oriented programming and understanding recursive behaviors and several small case scenarios where implementing loops may become handy. Register here.

View Optimization Using Galapagos For Grasshopper
This course focuses on using the evolutionary solver Galapagos to optimize building shapes according to their views. It continues from the Galapagos 101 course to a more hands-on case study. By mastering Galapagos and understanding the power of an evolutionary solver, you can make smarter and better-informed decisions early in the design process. Register here.

Posted on 14 September 2017 | 9:38 am

Join us at the 2017 AEC Technology Symposium!

2017 AEC Technology Symposium and Hackathon
New York City

October 19, Thursday - Workshops
October 20, Friday - Symposium
October 21-22, Saturday-Sunday - 30-hour Hackathon

Join leading developers at CORE studio at Thornton Tomasetti for the fifth annual AEC Technology Symposium and Hackathon. A great set of speakers is lined up for this year's Symposium Merging and Emerging: AEC Futures. This event has become one of the best places to talk to many of the leaders in emerging AEC technology.

Come meet Dale Fugier and Steve Baer from McNeel & Associates. Bring your development questions.  Find out from the source about Rhino development platforms. Dale and Steve will be there to answer any questions about Rhino and Grasshopper development tools.

More information will be posted in the coming weeks regarding schedule, registration, and speakers. You can stay informed by following Core studio on Twitter, Instagram, and the web site.

Do not miss this opportunity. Register now!

Posted on 13 September 2017 | 2:33 pm

Rhino User Meeting in Berlin - October 5, 2017

McNeel Europe is organizing a Rhino User Meeting at the UDK Berlin on the 5th October 2017.

Come join us and learn more about state-of-the-art Digital Design and Fabrication.

Get inspiration from industry experts in different fields: Architecture, Engineering, Product Design, Virtual and Augmented Reality, Visualization, 3D Printing, Robotic Milling, Environmental Analysis, and much more!

Get the latest news about Rhino WIP, Grasshopper and food4Rhino.

Watch presentations and get hands-on with live software demonstrations from our exhibitor partners.

Check the preliminary program (*presentations will be either in German or English) and exhibitor partners. Register now...

And don’t miss the Grasshopper User Meeting on the 4th of October, hosted by Parametric Support at Archimedes Exhibitions! (This event requires a separate registration here.)

Posted on 12 September 2017 | 3:50 am

Designing with Algorithms - A Trend in Digital Design Modeling

How do you approach algorithms for modeling? When Raymundo Burgueno sees people who use traditional software to make each component, he says "What you need is someone who is proficient in Rhino with Grasshopper."

Raymundo goes on to explain that if you have never programmed, learning to write algorithms in Grasshopper can be difficult. You have to approach modeling very differently than you do in traditional NURBS-based modeling workflows.

With Grasshopper the most powerful part of the work process is that once you have written the algorithm, you can customize it and instantly change the parameters in every step of the process. By controlling each data set you can make design changes based on other parameters, such as distance or space, in the design modeling process.

In the article in Formtrends Raymundo takes a quick look at this process.

Posted on 8 September 2017 | 2:31 pm

APX+ 201.7 Workshop in Bulgaria

APX+ 201.7 Workshop 
September 21-26, 2017
Expo Center Flora
Burgas, Bulgaria

APX+ workshop started in 2011 as the first event in Bulgaria for parametric design and advanced architectural modeling, as well as manufacturing in architecture. 

APX+ 201.7 is the seventh edition, continuing the trend of the creation of practical knowledge to use the software Rhinoceros and Grasshopper. The basic seminar is two days, followed by two more days of advanced seminar learning how to model complex NURBS models. Students will create parametric definitions generating practical objects. 

This intensive workshop covers most of the functionality of Rhinoceros and Grasshopper, and will expose some methods for working with plug-ins to both programs. Issues such as BIM modeling in Rhinoceros, visualization, import/export of a geometry, and real project tasks will be explained. 

On the fifth and sixth days, APX+ continues with real workshop practice in which students explore digital production methods with computer-controlled machines and their relationship with digital modeling. The aim will be the creation of a real prototype at a real scale. There will then be one more day for the official opening to present the finished projects and for diploma ceremony.

MArch. Octavian Gheorghiu (Foster+Partners)
MArch. Emil Burulyanov (Decor Design)
MArch. Hristo Topchiev (Topchiev Architects)
MArch. Joana Topchieva (Topchiev Architects)
MArch. Ivan Palazov (Sofa Lab)

This workshop is organized by Varna Design Forum and financed and hosted by the Municipality of Burgas.

Complete details and registration...

Posted on 5 September 2017 | 4:16 am

Last call: Rhino Workshop (Decoding Craftsmanship II) - September 21-22, Fartha, Riverstick Co. Cork (Ireland)

Decoding Craftsmanship II - Rhino Workshop
September 21-22, 2017
Joseph Walsh Studio
Fartha, Riverstick Co. Cork
P43 X898

There are still seats available for the upcoming Rhino Workshop at Joseph Walsh Studio as part of the Decoding Craftsmanship II event.

This two-day workshop, exclusively developed by Simply Rhino Limited UK for Decoding Craftsmanship II, is geared towards design and engineering professionals of all disciplines who have a basic understanding of Rhino but wish to improve their overall knowledge and become more confident and productive.

The course contains intermediate level material and begins with explaining NURBS topology in more detail before moving to practical examples demonstrating efficient modeling techniques, modeling strategy, and avoiding common modeling problems.

Book your place now!

Posted on 1 September 2017 | 7:31 am

Facades+ Los Angeles: Early Bird Registration Now Open

Facades+ returns to Los Angeles on October 19-20, 2017. The conference goal is to focus on the design and performance on the next generation of facades. Conference leaders will provide proven insights on how to make your ideas become reality. 

Early-bird registration is now open! Register here

Facades+ unites top professionals from the worlds of design, fabrication, and construction to consider how high-performance envelopes contribute to and are shaped by LA’s unique architectural landscape. Be inspired and learn how to innovate all steps of facade implementation—from systems and materials to designs and delivery strategies.

Watch the conference site for workshop details. Sessions will be offered in the morning and afternoon of Day 2.

Posted on 30 August 2017 | 3:05 pm

ZAA architects inc. - New Authorized RhinoFabStudio

We'd like to welcome ZAA architects inc. as a new Certified RhinoFabStudio

ZAA architects is a Montreal-based architectural firm founded by the architect Zoubeir Azouz. The firm primarily focuses on commercial, residential and institutional projects with additional interests in parametric architecture and generative structures. 

ZAA / DesignLab recently opened to the public allowing people from any skill level to experiment and play with 3D tools including a laser cut machine, 3D scanner, projector, and 3D printer. Most of the work in their DesignLab is created using Rhino software and GrasshopperZAA / DesignLab also has a Certified Rhino Trainer offering courses.

370 Guy street suite 216, 
Montreal, QC, H3J 1S6, Canada.

Follow ZAA architects on social media: Facebook, InstagramTwitter, and LinkedIn

For more information, please contact Zoubeir Azouz
 or call +1 (514) 260-8981

What is a RhinoFabStudio? RhinoFabStudio™ (fabrication studio) is a small-scale digital workshop, certified by McNeel, with an array of Rhino and Rhino compatible software and computer-controlled tools and training. These tools cover the various leading-edge industrial methods and materials needed to design, analyze, and fabricate almost anything.

Posted on 30 August 2017 | 8:21 am

Level 1 Rhino 5 for Windows begins on Friday

Level 1 Rhino 5 for Windows - Online Course
September 1-14, 2017
US$200 - Register here.

In this online class, you'll learn to create and edit accurate free-form 3D NURBS models. This fast-moving class covers most of Rhino's functionality, including the most advanced surfacing commands. Our detailed class outline is available here.

  • Friday, September 1 - 9:00am-11:00am (Orientation)
  • Tuesday-Thursday, September 5-7 - 9:00am-1:00pm 
  • Tuesday-Thursday, September 12-14 - 9:00am-1:00pm
    All times listed are Pacific Daylight Time (PDT). Calculate your time zone. 
Sign up today! 

Ask questions and interact with the class and instructor in our live, online training. All sessions will be recorded and posted for your study and review. If you cannot make a session, you will be able to catch up at your convenience.

The class will be in English using the GoToTraining software.

Notes (what you need for the class): 
  • Rhino 5 for Windows software installed. Rhino for Mac is not acceptable software for this class. 
  • A stable and fast Internet connection. 
  • A headset/microphone combo. 
  • A hard copy of the Rhino Level 1 Training Manual, which you may download here.

Posted on 28 August 2017 | 1:45 pm

Generative Processes in Architectural Design Workshop in Panama

PC CAD is hosting a 4-day workshop in Generative Processes in Architectural Design in Panama. 

In this workshop, you'll learn to create and edit accurate free-form 3-D NURBS models. This fast-moving class covers most of Rhino's functionality, including the most advanced surfacing commands. Also, you'll learn concepts and features of Grasshopper at an accelerated pace in an instructor-led hands-on instruction environment. It will give students a functional understanding of Grasshopper and Parametric design. This will allow them to build on this understanding into more advanced projects of their own!

An Open House, 'Rhino Launch Event - Panamá 2017', follows the workshop. The open house, available to the public, is where you will learn from certified professionals the most innovative technologies in 3D modeling, data-driven design, and much more. 

Workshop Location: 
Altos del Chase N° 46F, Ave. de la Amistad
El Dorado, Panama City, Panamá.

Open House Location: 
Sortis Hotel
56 and 57 Street.
Obarrio, Ciudad de Panamá, Panamá.

Workshop: September 25th (Monday) - 28th (Thursday)
Open House: Friday, September 29th, 2017

Workshop: From 8am-5pm
Open House: From 8am-12pm

Workshop: $700.00+7% 
Open House: Free Pass

For additional information and to register please call: (+507) 236.3937 – 236.0370 or email Isabel Sandrea.

What is a RhinoFabStudio? RhinoFabStudio (fabrication studio) is a small-scale digital workshop, certified by McNeel, with an array of Rhino and Rhino compatible software and computer-controlled tools and training. These tools cover the various leading-edge industrial methods and materials needed to design, analyze, and fabricate almost anything.

Posted on 28 August 2017 | 7:08 am

Rhino Beam Tools plug-in

NAVINN announced Rhino Beam Tools, a new Rhino plug-in built as a bridge between Rhino and specialized beam calculation software.

At the moment, the only supported export format is for Steel, which is Bureau Veritas' (Certification office) official software for beam calculation certifications.
More info and to download...
Rhino Beam Tools on food4Rhino...

Posted on 25 August 2017 | 5:49 am

RhinoPiping Pro+ Beta now available

NAVINN recently announced the release of RhinoPiping Pro+ Beta, free for all existing RhinoPiping Pro users.

RhinoPiping Pro+ brings new advanced features to RhinoPiping Pro, such as IFC export for AEC, and a smarter iso layout generator. It is distributed as a separate plug-in but needs RhinoPiping Pro with a valid license to work.
More info and to download...

Posted on 25 August 2017 | 4:55 am